Wintertime Drinks that Won’t Bring Joy to Your Teeth

Wintertime Drinks that Won’t Bring Joy to Your Teeth

When you nibble on those frosted Christmas cookies or indulge in a square or two (or three) of your co-worker’s homemade fudge, you’re probably aware that bits of sugar are clinging to your mouth. But when you drink sweet wintertime beverages, your mouth is equally awash in sugar. Unfortunately, a sugary oral environment can increase your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Dr. Mark Miller, your Albuquerque general dentist, discusses three traditional holiday beverage and how they can bring more harm to your smile than joy. Hot Cocoa and Hot Cider Hot cocoa and hot cider are ubiquitous at this time of year. Whether you grab a handmade, artisanal cocoa from your favorite local cafe or you throw a cinnamon stick in some cider and zap it in...

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Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers? | Albuquerque, NM Cosmetic Dentistry

Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers? | Albuquerque, NM Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain veneers are an ideal solution for people whose teeth are anywhere from near-perfect to imperfect in nearly every way. They’ve become one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments, not only from those who want porcelain veneers in Albuquerque, NM, but among celebrities and other high-profile personalities. Dr. Mark Miller helps patients determine whether they’re a good fit for veneers. Benefits of Porcelain Veneers Easily one of the most versatile dental procedures available, veneers address several types of cosmetic flaws affecting the shape, size, and shade of patients’ teeth. For example, Dr. Miller often recommends veneers for patients whose teeth are so badly stained that professional teeth whitening doesn’t achieve the...

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Tooth a Royal Pain? Try a Truly Royal Restoration

Tooth a Royal Pain? Try a Truly Royal Restoration

Maybe it was the years of teeth grinding that did you in, or the errant baseball you tried (and failed) to catch at the last Isotopes game. Whatever it was that’s left your tooth worse for wear, it’s good to know that you have options at Snow Park Dental. Dr. Mark Miller, who offers several types of dental crowns in Albuquerque, NM, discusses your choices. “I need a crown. What are my options?” First, Dr. Miller will measure the extent of damage to the affected tooth. Crowns are generally recommended for patients whose teeth have been too badly damaged for a simple filling, but not so much that an extraction is necessary. Dental x-rays may be taken to show the full extent of damage to the tooth structure. Next, he will consider several factors to determine...

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